The club held demonstrations again for the JS2230 Itadakimasu module this year 6th, 7th and 14th March. Goto sensei and Kodera Sensei from Japan was invited to conduct a tea ceremony for the students of the module. This marks the fourth year of our collaboration with Itadakimasu Module. This year, we asked the students to guess the theme of Spring, with the sweets, flowers and kimono that the senseis chose to wear.
Our Senseis came down from 24th to 26th January for the first of three annual visits. Our sensei also took the opportunity to perform hatsugama(初釜) during her visit. Hatsugama is a special ceremony performed in the first month of the year and is usually performed by sensei to his/her students. Our students and alumni members also took this opportunity to receive more instruction from our senseis to further improve themselves.
The club participated in the annual Japanese Cultural Festival on 26th January 2019. Numerous members of the public got to experience Japanese Tea Ceremony first hand as well as eat sweets and drink a bowl of tea. Coincidentally, the club also had sensei visit on the same day and our senseis came down to watch our students perform Japanese Tea Ceremony and receive a bowl of tea themselves as well.
On 8 and 9 Sep 2018, we held several tea ceremony demonstrations for attendants of Natsu Matsuri 2018. The club performed a basic tea ceremony that utilised the iron brazier. It was an honour for the club to perform at this event as this year marked the first and biggest Natsuri Matsuri held in Singapore Sports Hub. Through this, the audience had the opportunity to be exposed to tea ceremony. They also discovered more about the flow of a basic […]
From 8th to 10th June, Kodera Sensei and Nogami Sensei facilitated the practice sessions.
On 7,8,14 and 15 March 2018, we were very happy to hold a demonstration session for the JS2230 Itadakimasu module. Goto Sensei and Kodera Sensei came down from Japan to perform the tea ceremony for the students. The theme for the session was “Spring”. From the lively flowers to the specially picked okashi, Hanamurashi, it is easy to feel the atmosphere of spring.
On 10th February 2018, the club organised a formal chakai (茶会), named The Japanese Tea Gathering on the Roof, aided by the club’s alumni. We welcomed various guests including students from NUS as well as guests from the public. Guests from other Japanese Tea Schools attended the Tea Gathering as well. There were three sessions in total and the guests learned various things about Japanese Tea Ceremony as well as the Tea School of Enshu.
On 3rd February, the club participated in the annual NUS Japanese Cultural Festival. There were numerous booths displaying the different aspects of Japanese culture. Our club had also set up a booth and served Japanese Matcha and sweets during the Festival.
From the 25th to the 27th January we had our senseis visit us to celebrate the new year by having a hatsugama (初釜, first pot of tea) ceremony. At the same time, we welcome a new tea ceremony equipment to the club, the ro (炉), which is used in ceremonies during winter time.
Sensei’s May visit this year was held on the 12th to the 14th of May. Kodera sensei, flying in from Japan, as well as Nogami Sensei facilitated over the practice of NUS Sado members, both current and Alumni, as well as our sister club NTU Sado. This visit was extra special as Kodera sensei also brought along with her a Chabako set, a special Tea Ceremony item, which allowed the members to practice an okeiko which we normally could not. […]